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Record temperatures in 2019

Record temperatures in 2019 20 December 2018

World will approach record–breaking temperatures in 2019, says Met Office
(via The Independent)

By Josh Gabbatiss

Near–record high temperatures will hit around the world in 2019, Met Office scientists have predicted.

The average global temperature next year is expected to be around 1.1C above pre–industrial levels, bringing it close to the record–breaking heat seen in 2016 when temperatures peaked at 1.15C above the 1850–1900 period used as a baseline for global warming.

The rise will be the result of human–driven climate change combined with modest warming from the El Nino weather phenomenon in the Pacific, which pushes up temperatures further, the scientists said.

Forecasts issued by the Met Office at the end of 2017 for global temperatures this year were closely in line with what has been seen in 2018.

Then they predicted around 1C of warming, and estimates for January to October are showing temperatures around 0.96C above pre–industrial levels.

Read more via The Independent…